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5-day int'l film festival begins in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, March 18, 2017 (BSS) - A five-day Rajshahi International Film Festival began here for the first time yesterday aims at reviving lost glory of film industry.

Rajshahi Cholochitra Sangsad (RCS) organized the festival at Lalon Shah open stage in Pathanpara area.Drama personality and film maker Nasir Uddin Yousuf inaugurated the festival as chief guest.

With RCS President Ahsan Kabir Liton in the chair, Assistant Indian High Commissioner Abhijit Chottopadhyai, International Secretary of Indian Federation of Film Society Biplob Kumar Ghosh, Film Maker Shekhar Das, Chief Coordinator of Rainbow Film Society Mijanur Rahman and film festival director Sultanul Islam also spoke on the occasion.

More than 73 films from home and abroad will be exhibited at Rajshahi's Lalon Mancha and Borokuthi Mancha from 6.30 to 8 pm while at Rajshahi University Teachers-students Cultural Centre auditorium from 4 to 8 pm everyday. The exhibition will remain open for all till March 21.